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About 'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge

Among the finest venues for dining in Hawai'i, 'ULU Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge is a breathtaking oceanfront fish and seafood restaurant on Hawai'i Island's Kona-Kohala Coast. The culinary team keeps the focus on local cuisine with a Regional, Seasonal and Artisanal philosophy. Located within Four Seasons Resort Hualālai, 'ULU is a favorite as one of the best restaurants in Hawai'i.

'ULU Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge has been named one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America and 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America for 2016 by OpenTable.

72-100 Kaupulehu Dr.
Kaupulehu, HI 96740
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Farm-to-table, Seafood, Hawaiian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast 6:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Dinner 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Sushi Lounge & Table 5:30 to 10:00 p.m.

Cross Street:
Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 325-8000

Website:
http://www.uluoceangrill.com/

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary self and valet parking nightly.

Executive Chef:
Thomas Bellec

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Oceanfront Harvest Dinner is a interactive culinary journey held along the stunning coastline at Ulu Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge. Each Saturday, enjoy a sparkling beverage and sushi reception while you watch the sun set over the ocean, before joining your dinner companions at the communal harvest tables. There, our chefs and the Resort’s wine experts will guide you through a spectacular five-course dinner celebrating the best seasonal and local bounty found throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.8

ambience

4.9

value

4.1

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Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (30)
Scenic View (28)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Authentic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Healthy (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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Organic (2)
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Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

This is the third time I have gotten to have dinner on my birthday at Ul'u. The ambiance cannot be beat, the service is great and it's right on the beach where you can see whales breaching and breathtaking views of the Pacific. On clear days you can actually see Maui. It is my favorite restaurant ever.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

This was by far the best meal we enjoyed in our two weeks on the Big Island. We started with champagne, so that always gets things off on a good foot. We tried the abalone, which was okay, but probably not worthy of a repeat. But the barbequed mahi was magnificent. Coconut creme brulee for dessert was very good. Hanna, our server, was timely with her service and has an engaging personality. Ask for her!

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Fun, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Not as good as I hoped. Lovely atmosphere.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was great and the view amazing. The food was good. I was disappointed that the fish I ordered had only a few pieces of carrot with it. It needed something else. Another person at the table ordered rice and that helped. There were no potato options.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Outstanding view.
Great service.
Very good meal.
Too dark at tables to easily read menu.
We miss the upstairs LavaLounge.

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 (東京)·Dined on January 9, 2018

お寿司は日本の一流店と遜色なく満足しました。その他、パッタイも日本人に合った味付けで美味しい料理でした。最高のロケーションで思い出に残る食事が出来るレストランです。

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Anniversary

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful dining experience at Ulu Ocean Grill during a recent trip to Hawaii. The salads and entrees were excellently prepared and we finished the dinner off with a raspberry - coconut souffle. Our waiter, Floyd, was outstanding, made several great recommendations and when the winds pick up a bit too much late in our dinner, he efficiently moved us to a table inside. While I had coffee with our dessert, Floyd brought my wife a glass of dry, crisp Riesling, compliments of him. Just a great dining experience all around. It was the best meal we had during our 10 day stay on the Big Island. We will be back again to Ulu Ocean Grill when we return to Hawaii next year.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was one of the best meals we had on the big island. The view was incredible and hearing the waves crash on the rocks was the perfect backdrop to an incredible dinner. Table side ahi poke to start followed by the local snapper special. A nice bottle of wine paired well with both our dishes. Everything was perfect!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This is my first five star review top to bottom. I would never have guessed that with as expensive as the dinner was that I would also give it a five star on value. The truth is the food, ambiance and service were so over the top, it was worth every penny. The food obviously starts with amazing quality and is prepared with a finesse that produce exquisite flavors. The ambiance- well our table was 10 feet from breaking waves at sunset. And the service is intelligent, gracious and down right endearing. When on Island we live about 20 minutes away and we have decided this is going to be our local spot of choice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fabulous food, outstanding service. A perfect place for a special celebration.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Ulu Ocean Grill is phenomenal. From the moment we walked in until the moment we left, we were continually amazed at the level of detail that is put into serving the customer. We were celebrating big birthdays and were not disappointed. The food is locally sourced and the quality is exceptional. Great chef! Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Disappointed with Ulu this time. We have always had great service & food here in the past. This time service was very off. It took 25 min. to get a drink & went downhill from there. Best thing about the evening was the view. Expected more for $300 + for party of 2. Not sure I would go back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The best meal my boyfriend and I have had while vacationing in Hawaii!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had a most marvelous evening and a fantastic dinner. Service was terrific and my fresh local lobster entree was divine.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is first class dining in the most relaxed setting. Gorgeous ocean views, friendly and personable as well as knowledgeable staff, and fantastic food! Loved the sake tasting trio, and the fish special of the day, Opa was delicious! Konpachi fish was also amazing. Great sushi also and dessert of soufflé was decadent yet not too heavy. Truly a memorable dining experience in Hawaii, and we highly recommend it. Relaxing and romantic environment .

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

As we walked through the beautiful grounds of the Four Seasons Resort, which were lined with tiki torches, the wind gusted erratically, blowing the fumes of the torches at us. It was arguably the worst thing I’ve ever smelled. By the time we got to the restaurant my husband was feeling ill, as he is very sensitive to smoke and exhaust fumes. The setting is beautiful, but I recommend going during the day to really enjoy the view. The food was okay and the service was outstanding. There may have been other options on the menu we would have enjoyed more. It’s a shame that Hawaiian businesses feel the need to pollute the air with tiki torches, but hey, it’s the Trump era; anything for big oil.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Incredible meal and ambience. Best night on the Big Island.
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

I've been to Ulu several times, mostly for celebrations or for loved ones visiting the island. Not only is the food delicious but it's healthy as well. They offer vegan and gluten free options, thus I'm always feeling freedom to eat there. The staff is what makes Ulu 5 stars and beyond. You can tell most of the servers and bartenders authentically care and are beyond catering to your needs. The restaurant itself is so beautiful and the view of the sunset is so perfect it's almost fake. Do yourself a favor and book a reservation asap! You deserve to experience Ulu, it's food, it's ambience and the Aloha from the staff! Mahalo Ulu for all the amazing experiences and more to come.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Hot Spot, Romantic, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Our server was awesome in every way.....making our anniversary special, picture taking and food service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I can only say good things...Everything was awesome and what really made it special was they knew what gluten free was and is. We felt taken care of by our server. A few highlights were, gluten free bread for us and regular bread for my dad, calamari that we could all share (gluten free) and for some reason we all loved the coconut popcorn at the end! Yum yum

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Absolutely the worst meal we ate on our recent visit to the Big Island. The fresh fish special was incredibly dry and not seasoned. My husband had the pork chop and pork belly and both were under-seasoned and dry. The tomato salad was nothing more than a couple bites of under-ripe un-seasoned grape tomatoes. All this at extremely high resort prices. Would never eat here again.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We celebrated our wedding at Ulu, and had a beautiful night. Everyone from the hostess to the servers provided exceptional service and went out of their way to make us feel special! The food was amazing, too. I highly recommend the fresh fish, tempura rolls, chocolate soufflé and custom cocktails. You really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Lovely meal, atmosphere and friendly service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Probably the best restaurant on the Big Island. Wonderful and unusual cuisine.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was just a special final nite of our 2 wk Hawaii visit...it was TRULY amazing...a budget buster for sure, but worth every penny...we wanted a special memory and it is/will be. EVERYTHING was perfect...but the waiter, Steve, is a keeper for sure.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

View to die for. $23.00 for a martini?! Food was good. $40.00 for chicken curry and additional $6.00 for rice for a meal that should come with rice?!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Spectacular ambiance, service, views, and food. A 5+ star restaurant and experience.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We were celebrating a special occasion. We had a beautiful ocean front table but that was the only thing special about the meal. The waiter seemed to be in a rush to take our order, then forgot the bread service until after the appetizer course when we had to ask for it. The food was so-so. The dessert menu was not at all appealing. We have been dining here every year for 20 years, and the restaurant has been much better in terms of menu selections, food quality and service in the past. I would strongly recommend dining at the Beach Tree if you choose to dine at the Four Seasons. The Beach Tree is far superior to Ulu in every way.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I booked a surprise dinner for my boyfriend for our anniversary while visiting Kona. This restaurant was AMAZING. The service was top notch and the food was equally amazing. There is a parking lot for those not staying in the hotel as well as signs to help find it. The view is gorgeous as well as the overall restaurant being beautiful. The food is expensive, but for an amazing dining experience. I highly recommend this place.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Amazing culinary experience and night of pure happiness!!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Beautiful setting. Farm to table vegetables & fresh fish~wonderful!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We ate twice at this restaurant during our week at the Hualalai Four Seasons. Service was average. Our waitress the first visit was definitely better than the waiter on our second. He was ok to start with but seemed to “lose interest “ after a larger table arrived and a two young couples. Maybe he was not so so keen on older people 🙄. He never asked about subsequent glasses of wine or how our dinners were and I felt he sort of tossed my second glass of wine onto the table. The food was ok but not brilliant as I would think it should be for the price. We had two special sushi rolls that were honestly rather a mess. Way too friable and although covered with numerous “toppings” were not that flavorful. We had a steak that was very good and well prepared. Also the ahi poke was good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 23, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our honeymoon on the Big Island and book-ended our trip with reservations at Ulu. I mentioned that we were celebrating something and the table reserved for us was right along the water! We listened to the waves and watched the sun set. Any other table would have been nice but this make us feel so special! We had many exciting things planed and wanted our last night on the island to be special, romantic and with food we love. Ulu was the perfect end to a perfect honeymoon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food on a beautiful beach. I have been back many times and it is always been good.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Phenomenal view, excellent service and the freshest fish you'll ever eat.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Ulu dining experience was outstanding on our honeymoon to the Big Island. The sake tasting was a good way to start the meal and a great value. The octopus appetizer was tasty but a bit over cooked to our taste. Lobster entree was cooked to perfection and very creative. The s’mores dessert one word....Yum! Finished off the meal with 2 glasses of Port to end this very enjoyable dining experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Vacation dinner

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Chefs table was awesome! Thank you Junior!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Service was impeccable to start. As the meal continued, less so. Found ourselves asking and waiting. Ambiance and presentation was immaculate however. Our selections were flavorful but were terribly over-salted, every last entree. The octopus app was a fail. Greek preparations surpass this all day. Ours was chewy, over charred, over cooked. My seabass was tasty albeit over salted as well. Overall an expensive meal which you expect at the Four Seasons, however the food fell short over all. Beautiful grounds and gorgeous restaurant. Hopefully just an off evening for the chef.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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